A P16 billion attempt to overprice?
by Aven Piramide - January 21, 2021 - 12:00am
Among the principles of law that students are fascinated with is parliamentary immunity.
The president, the best salesman
by Aven Piramide - January 17, 2021 - 12:00am
On television last Thursday morning, I saw President Rodrigo Duterte proclaim that the COVID-19 vaccine developed in the Peoples’ Republic of China, (Communist China, to me) is “as good as any other vaccine”...
Can’t see the forest for the trees
by Aven Piramide - January 14, 2021 - 12:00am
Too many minute details presented during long-winded discussions often thwart the achievement of a desired goal targeted by a given deliberative forum.
No more “requesting” or “urging” resolutions please
by Aven Piramide - January 10, 2021 - 12:00am
This article that I have written for today is most discomforting to me. It took me days to decide whether or not to write it.
Deterioration from republicanism
by Aven Piramide - January 7, 2021 - 12:00am
“Old habits die hard,” an idiom that was acknowledged to have been first cited in the United States in an article by Benjamin Franklin printed in the London Chronicle in December 1758, should be used...
A government not of laws but of men
by Aven Piramide - January 3, 2021 - 12:00am
Among the earliest principles of Political Law that I learned in the very first few days of my Law school more than four decades ago was taken from the 1919 case of Villavicencio vs. Lukban.
Mountain highway still a dream, but…
by Aven Piramide - December 31, 2020 - 12:00am
I remember writing in this column my impression of a historical benefit America received from the military campaign of Gen Dwight Eisenhower in Europe during the second world war.
The evidence is suppressed
by Aven Piramide - December 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Few days ago, when a largely unverified news of an impending indictment against President Rodrigo Duterte before the International Criminal Court was reported, Malacañang was a showcase of uncanny equanimity....
Much better than the Binaliw sore thumb
by Aven Piramide - December 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Almost every early Saturday morning, I visit my very small garden in Sitio Baugo, Barangay Paril, this city. My garden plot is about 20 kilometers away from home.
Leachon is credible, Roque is not
by Aven Piramide - December 17, 2020 - 12:00am
I do not know this popular personality named Dr Tony Leachon. I am not even sure if I spelled his family name correctly. We have not been introduced to each other formally simply because our circles do not converge....
Political models
by Aven Piramide - December 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Every time we watch a weather report on TV news programs, the weather specialist always refers to some models in making day-to-day forecasts.
This order looks like propaganda
by Aven Piramide - December 10, 2020 - 12:00am
President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the Armed Forces of the Philippines to put and end to the rebellion of the Communist Party of the Philippines and crush the New Peoples’ Army, its armed component.
A favored building
by Aven Piramide - December 6, 2020 - 12:00am
A little bird perched on my window sill and sang to me a disturbing song. It said that the Cebu City Council is poised to pass a resolution authorizing Mayor Edgardo Labella to sign a contract of lease of the former...
Why not a dam?
by Aven Piramide - December 3, 2020 - 12:00am
For years on end, I have been writing, in this column, about a sanctuary. In those articles, I dared to describe the sanctuary as an ultimate kind of evacuation center in times of catastrophic disasters
by Aven Piramide - November 29, 2020 - 12:00am
I really do not know what this thing called “climate change” is all about.
Road clearing is not enough
by Aven Piramide - November 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Secretary Eduardo Año, of the Department of the Interior and Local Government, has issued a directive for the resumption of the clearing of roads and sidewalks of all impediments such as unauthorized stalls...
“Intend to clean”
by Aven Piramide - November 19, 2020 - 12:00am
I would rather play old vinyls on my stereo components of four decades rather than read on modern technology social media postings.
A sanctuary and a landfill
by Aven Piramide - November 15, 2020 - 12:00am
When former Cebu City councilor Pastor “Jun” Alcover and Congressman Fidel Nograles of Rizal spoke recently of the urgency to establish evacuation centers for use in times of calamities, they both gave...
Make SRP attractive
by Aven Piramide - November 12, 2020 - 12:00am
In a number of seminars I had the privilege of gracing as a resource person, I would rephrase the English idiom “strike while the iron is hot” which was believed to have been coined sometime in 1500....
Scarcity of water and flashfloods
by Aven Piramide - November 8, 2020 - 12:00am
The early days of the COVID-19 infection also saw water shortage being felt in Metropolitan Cebu.
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